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Zehra Rizvi, Karen Peachey, Jemilah Mahmood, Nigel Timmins, Sarah Bailey

A short history of cash and voucher assistance – 6 key lessons and observations

Blog Post

How has cash and voucher assistance evolved? Why has the use of humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA) increased so rapidly in recent years? How has it emerged from the fringes to become an established part of all major humanitarian responses? Four people who have travelled the CVA path reflect on...

29 April 2021

CaLP Team 2019.

Seven years of Cash and Voucher Assistance: Parting words of wisdom from two amazing CaLPies

Blog Post

Cash and Voucher Assistance has changed dramatically over the past seven years. Nathalie Klein, CaLP’s Regional Representative for West Africa, and Sophie Tholstrup, CaLP’s Policy Coordinator have recently left the organisation after seven and three years respectively. But before saying their...

15 April 2021

A short history of cash and voucher assistance. CashCast episode 5.

Episode 5: A Short History of Cash and Voucher Assistance.

Podcast

In this 5th episode of CashCast we take a look back over the evolution of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and then leap forward to explore where it’s going next. 

City of Amman, Jordan

Cash in a COVID-19 crisis: Adapting approaches to assisting Jordan-based refugees

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How did cash actors delivering assistance to refugees in Jordan adapt to the COVID-19 crisis? What were the main challenges and did cash actors overcome these? Here to tell us more is André Dürr, an independent consultant specialising in cash transfers who recently carried out a study for CaLP.

5 April 2021

A home health visit made to Syrian refugees based in Jordan to support diabetes treatment

Can Cash Transfers Help Syrian Refugees Manage Diabetes?

Blog Post

Shannon Doocy, Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health describes which combination of interventions resulted in the most effective diabetes treatment for Syrian refugees based in Jordan.

23 March 2021

Data Responsibility in Cash and Voucher Assistance – a toolkit for 2021 

Blog Post

Linda Raftree, author of CaLP’s ‘Data Responsibility Toolkit for CVA Practitioners’, tells us about this new publication and what it means for people working in the field of cash and voucher assistance (CVA). 

17 March 2021

CVA, plus information: what happens when cash recipients are kept in the loop?

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Max Seilern and Hannah Miles from Ground Truth Solutions reveal the positive impacts of simply being more open about cash programming with cash recipients.

15 March 2021

CaLP & CARE: Video on Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and Gender

Blog Post

CaLP’s first training video in Spanish developed in collaboration with CARE provides an overview of the relationship between gender and cash and voucher assistance (CVA) structured around the humanitarian project cycle. The video forms a module as part of UN Women’s Gender Equality in Humanitarian...

8 March 2021

In El Salvador a participant of WFP’s Resilience and Climate Change Programme goes shopping at the local supermarket using the e-voucher she received as part of the programme.

Demystifying the Minimum Expenditure Basket

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Reflections from CaLP and WFP’s joint webinar series on MEBs.

10 February 2021

Share, news, research, jobs and more with other cash specialists

Blog Post

If you need to reach out to an audience of cash and voucher assistance professionals, CaLP can help. CaLP’s website is a great place to share your cash related blogs, jobs, events, research plans and publications.  1. Share your jobs (CaLP members only)  Advertise CVA-related...

19 January 2021